M84 - NGC 4374
DSS image of M84
Overlaid DSS image of M84, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around M84
h 1237, GC 2930, HOLM 403B, 3C 272.1, MCG +02-32-034, UGC 07494, PGC 40455, SDSS J122503.74+125312.8

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  9.3
Size  6.7' x 5' @ 135°
Right Ascension  12h 25' 3.8"  (2000)
Declination  12° 53' 13" N
Constellation  Virgo
Description  vB, pL, R, psbM, r
Classification  E1
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jun 17, 2020    Waikoloa, HI (map)
28cm f/10 SCT, NexStar 11" GyPSy @ 127x

Bright, good sized at about 5' in diameter, round, brighter to the center with a stellar core, M86 visible 15' to the east and the thin slash of NGC4388 15' to the south, several fainter galaxies visible in the field

Andrew Cooper
Apr 16, 1999    Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ (map)
20cm f/10 SCT

A little dimmer than its neighbor M86, round with a brighter core

Charles Messier
Mar 18, 1781    

Nebula without star, in Virgo; the center it is a bit brilliant, surrounded with a slight nebulosity: its brightness & its appearance resemble that of those in this Catalogue, No.s 59 & 60 [M59 and M60]."
― Connaissance des Temps, 1781
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